Gotham - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: A decent but forgettable episode of Gotham, "Arkham" shines when the focus shifts to Jim Gordon and Oswald "Penguin" Cobblepot.

Episode Info

In this episode, as the mayor is about to announce the council's decision over who has the right to develop a valuable swathe of land occupied by the decaying Arkham Asylum, James and Bullock go on the search of a hitman who has been hired to influence the vote. Meanwhile, a career opportunity presents itself to Oswald Cobblepot on a plate.


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Danny Mastrogiorgio
as Frankie Carbone
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Zabryna Guevara
as Capt. Sarah Essen
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova
as Selina Kyle
Cory Michael Smith
as Edward Nigma
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Fish Mooney
Victoria Cartagena
as Renee Montoya
Andrew Stewart Jones
as Crispus Allen
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Richard Kind
as Mayor James
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Grayson McCouch
as Thomas Wayne
Evander Duck
as Councilman Kenkins
Daniel Mastrogiorgio
as Frankie Carbone
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Critic reviews for Arkham

The more stream-lined, overarching gang war story between Carmine Falcone and Sal Maroni with supporting players Oswald Cobblepot and Co. have Gotham set firmly on the right track after its rocky start.

December 18, 2014 | Full Review…

I was pleased that the show toned down some of its campiness. Don't get me wrong, there's still a fair amount there, but it was far less distracting this time around.

December 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Gotham was blissfully foreshadow-free this week, and having Arkham be the actual item that our big villains were fighting over was an inspired way to bring that location into the show.

December 18, 2014 | Full Review…

"Arkham" was thrilling, intense and everything you want from a Batman production. Best part: our hero, Jim Gordon, still keeps his footing as the good guy while tangoing with the seediest villain in the city.

December 18, 2014 | Full Review…

"I got no place else to go. Gotham is my home." If there is one quote that best explains why any sane person would choose to live in Gotham City, it's that one.

December 18, 2014 | Full Review…

The cases of the week aren't particularly intriguing, character relationships are wafer-thin, and logic rarely comes into play with the show's plotting.

December 18, 2014 | Full Review…
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